Test setup & Overclocking
|CPU||Ryzne 5 2400G|
|RAM||ADATA XPG D40 16GB 2400Mhz kit|
|Cooler||AMD Wraith Prism|
|Storage||ADATA XPG SU800 240GB SSD|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit|
As the Ryzen 5 2400G does not support XFR, you need to do manual overclocking if you want anything higher than out of the box clock speeds. Unlike traditional CPU overclock, on APU we can overclock both CPU and integrated GPU, giving us more gaming performance. As we said earlier. we chose two very similar boards to see if there is a difference in terms of performance with an APU.
First one we used B350 Gaming Plus, going to OC tab we chanced CPU Ratio to 41 resulting (100×41) 41 GHz with 1.375V. For GPU we change The GFX clock to 1300 MHz with 1.25V for the first try. We run the RAMs at their XMP speeds. Which was stable, so we try to push the GFX more 1400 MHz, but even with higher voltage, we couldn’t go any higher and stable, therefore we try to overclock the RAM and achieved 3000 MHz with 16-17-17-39 timing.
For second board MSI B350M PRO-VDH, we tried the same setting as a previous board, but it didn’t stable and we fail to post. So we start doing it from the beginning with CPU and 4GHz was not a problem and we also manage to get the same 3000MHz on RAMs as well, but our GPU overclock was not that successful, no matter how much we tried, the GFX clock refused to go any higher. So we can see, even though MSI B350M PRO-VDH seems to handle CPU overclock but for the APU GPU overclock is also very important and B350M PRO-VDH fail to do so, all though it has similar VRM as B350 Gaming Plus.